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Half Moon Bay State Beach

Address: Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay, CA
Phone Number: 916 653 6995
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Ranked #1 of 32 Activities in Half Moon Bay
Activities: Surfing
Owner description: Broad and sandy beach stretching more than four miles features campground facilities and trails for...
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Activities: Surfing
Owner description: Broad and sandy beach stretching more than four miles features campground facilities and trails for hikers and horseback riders.

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Napa, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The beach is good for walking on and watching surfers. It is clean and pretty but the beach is steep and the surf is very rough making it too dangerous to play in the water here.

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Auburn Hills, Michigan
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120 reviews 120 reviews
27 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Clean sand, wonderful views. I would love to visit in the summer. Being from Michigan, I was amazed at the surfers out there in December! I would recommend all tourists to visit this park. Well worth the daily $10 fee.

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Boise, Idaho
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

On one hand I don't want people to find out about this place. On the other it's so wonderful that it's selfish to not share. Camping is close quarters but you always have a view of the ocean. Falling asleep listening to crashing waves is the best thing ever. I loved this place. I'd go back in a heartbeat.

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leftcoast
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Drive over the hill from the Peninsula, breathe the sea air and relax. The pace is calmer and the views are beautiful. Take a walk on the beach and listen to the sound of the waves.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Nice beach especially to see some waves and sunset. But the park closes at sunset. Not sunset plus 1 minute. Really...I came from Oklahoma with my bride to see a romantic sunset before dinner. You can't give me 2 or 3 minutes to reflect before the ranger starts flashing a flashlight at me?

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Half Moon Bay, California, United States
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68 reviews 68 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Easily the most popular beach to camp at. I live in Half Moon Bay so I "visit" but riding my bike through this camp ground several times a week. The great little bike path that runs from El Granada down to the last beach (and all the way to the Ritz if you have a mountain bike) has a broken... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

There is a $10 parking fee to park near the beach and it closes at sunset. We only had an hour to look around. However, we enjoyed a walk along the beach and took several pictures and videos of the ocean, the plants and animals. It is beautiful!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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93 reviews 93 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

This is a beautiful spot, even on a cloudy day. It's quiet and peaceful. Dogs are allowed. A nice place to walk, bike or ride a horse.

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Crestview, Florida, USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Easy to get to from SanFrancisco RV park, dog friendly. Had a sunny day for Oct, water was cold, lots of tide pools, puppy loved to play in the waves. Mom had never seen the Pacific, been in FL, whole different beach view.

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Lodi
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70 reviews 70 reviews
17 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This is my old stomping ground, I love the walking path and views. The beach is beautiful and a great place to take pictures or just relax.

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